Crafts and Fine Art Festival & Market Night Aug. 21 and 22

The Crafts and Fine Arts Festival moves onto Haddon Ave August 21 and 22. After a year hiatus during the pandemic, local artists and crafters are delighted to bring their work back in front of Collingswood’s appreciative audience. 
     More than 100 artists have been accepted to participate in the 2021 festival bringing water colors, oil paintings, pottery, photography, children’s clothing, jewlery, handbags and so much more!
     A welcome addition to the event, this year the Festival offers an exciting partnership with Perkins Center for the Arts featuring a curated Quilt Exhibit with classic and contemporary quilts from artists in several Quilt Guilds! The Quilt Exhibit opens on the Friday night before the Saturday opening of the festival and offers open hours throughout the festival. 
     The festival presents family art activities led by experienced Perkins instructors and several festival artists, an “art build” courtesy of Home Depot, a caricaturist, face painting for the kids and a henna artist for all. There’s something for everyone this year, no matter your interest or passion. Wander the vendors along Haddon Ave and be sure to browse the Borough’s shops, many of whom will feature specials and exclusive products only available during the festival. 
    Bring your appetite! The festival is filled with choices for delicious food from the Borough’s own “Restaurant Row” as well as food trucks offering everything from cheesesteaks and chocolate dipped fruit kabobs to refreshing boba teas.
     What’s a festival without music? Live music performed by local artists include folk, jazz and classic rock all along Haddon Ave on both Saturday and Sunday. Enjoy all there is to find, you’re sure to discover something new! 
     The fun keeps going on Saturday evening! Market Night takes over from 5pm to 9pm. Shop the Market Night hours and enjoy a full evening of exciting events! The biggest sidewalk sale of the year, magicians, daring tightrope walkers, fire eaters and more can be found along the Avenue. Bring the family and grab a bite to eat while you shop and enjoy Market Night.
     The Crafts and Fine Arts Festival also takes advantage of an opportunity to give back. The Ronald McDonald House hosts a tent at Haddon and Irvin Aves where you can try your luck at raffles to win generously donated works of crafts and fine art supplied by many of the festival’s participating artists! Proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald House charity.  
     Now in its 15th year, the Crafts and Fine Arts Festival has become a summer staple of the area. Each year the event welcomes an expanding group of vendors and continues to grow, filling the Avenue and encompassing an array of offerings. 
     It’s a weekend you don’t want to miss. Bring your family, bring your friends and enjoy the arts in Collingswood!